Established in 1683, Bergen County boasts a vibrant history as one of the first counties ever created in New Jersey. Before Dutch and English settlers inhabited the land, the region was home to the Tappan, Hackensack, and Rumachenanck tribes.
Today, Bergen County is the most populous county in New Jersey. Bordered to the North and East by New York state and the Henry Hudson River, many residents commute over the George Washington Bridge to New York City for work. As of 2019, the median household income was $101,144 and population was 932,202.
The area has an excellent school system with some of the best colleges in New Jersey, including Fairleigh Dickinson University, Ramapo College, Felician University, and Bergen Community College.
Bergen County is also your go-to destination if you’re looking for shopping, restaurants, and outdoor recreational activities. It’s home to many shopping centers such as the Paramus Mall, a diverse restaurant scene, 9,000 acres of national park land, MetLife Stadium, and the Bergen County Zoo.